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U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took office in February after a contentious confirmation process and has struggled to gain traction on key priorities such as school choice and staffing up the Education Department.
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State Superintendent Salaries: How Much Do They Make?

State superintendents in recent years have been given increased responsibilities, but in many cases their salaries have not kept pace. That's had implications for recruitment and retention. (August 29, 2017)

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10/16 12:00 am | Florida Districts Damaged by Hurricane Michael Work to Reopen, Assess Damages | Florida districts are beginning to assess the extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Michael. Eight school districts are closed "until further notice."

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From funneling supplies to helping students get back on their feet emotionally, the island's 40,000-member teachers' union is playing a range of roles in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
The recent unexpected deal between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump on the federal debt ceiling raises the tantalizing question of what education policy areas might offer common ground.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
The renowned chef and restaurant magnate is teaming up with Puerto Rico's education agency to organize school-based cooks around the island to prepare as much food as possible for people in need.
October 10, 2017 – Education Week
Though still closed to students, schools in many storm-ravaged parts of Puerto Rico serve as key staging areas for relief efforts, including food preparation and shelter.
October 9, 2017 – Education Week
A fraction of the island's schools have opened again in the weeks since Hurricane Maria, while educators work hard to assess storm damage and open those that remain viable.
October 8, 2017 – Education Week
The education secretary said higher ed. and K-12 officials need clarity around how to protect due process rights of those who are accused of sexual assault.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
In states including Connecticut and Wisconsin, fiscal bickering among state officials continues, putting local districts on edge.
October 4, 2017 – Education Week
The threat of federal budget cuts has some states wondering how they'll deliver on plans to beef up principal and teacher professional-development efforts.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
State superintendents in recent years have been given increased responsibilities, but in many cases their salaries have not kept pace. That's had implications for recruitment and retention.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week
Despite new ESSA-era responsibilities, many state schools superintendents earn much less than the heads of big local districts in their states, an Education Week salary review finds.
August 30, 2017 – Education Week

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